On Indie Theater Now
I'm happy to announce that three of my original plays, Killing Time, Farewell To Sanity, and Graceless, have been published online by Indie Theater Now. Indie Theater Now is an online service that presents and preserves new American plays in script form. Check it out now!
For My Father's Ashes
I'm happy to announce that Milee Bang has been nominated by the New York Innovative Theatre Awards for her role as Anna Hung in Original Binding Productions performance of My Father's Ashes. She was recognized in the Best Supporting Actress category. Congratulations to Milee on this well deserved honor!
Planet Connection Festivity
I'm happy to announce that I have been nominated for Outstanding Playwright in the 2014 Planet Connections Festivity for my recent play Graceless. I'm very honored to be nominated among such a talent group of writers. Thank you to the amazing cast and production team that helped bring Graceless to life.
June 25 at the Duo Theater
I'm happy to announce that I will be appearing in a reading of David Stallings new play, The Baby Monitor. David wrote a one act version of this play for Original Bindings first Naked Theater Festival and has since reworked it into a full length play. The Baby Monitor is receiving a public reading on June 25th at the Duo Theater (East 4th) at 8 PM as part of their Gay Pride week. I will be joined in the cast by the talented Laura Gómez, Antonio Miniño, David Stallings, and Deanna McGovern. For more details, click here.
Graceless plays May 24 - June 8
I'm happy to announce that my new play, Graceless, will play over three weeks at The Paradise Factory in New York Cit as part of the Planet Connections Festivity. Check out the show website here.
The cast features Original Binding Members Hannah Dubner, London Griffith, Sharon Pinney, and Tom Slot. The Mayor of Anderson, South Carolina is in the political fight of his life when a sexual harassment scandal breaks in the middle of his reelection campaign. So why did the state Governor just offer to make him a US Senator? Directed by Tom Edmond Evans. Assistant Directed / Stage Managed by Traci DeAngelis. Lighting Design by Sarah Chishester.
My Father's Ashes to play Feb 27 - March 9
I'm happy to announce that my new play, My Father's Ashes: The Sisters Play, will play for two weeks at Theatre54 in New York City.The show is produced by Original Binding Productions and features an incredible cast and crew.
The cast features Original Binding Members Victoria Grazioli (Farewell To Sanity, Naked Theater 2, Dead Guy) as the sharp-tongued mother Edithmarie, Claire Nasuti (Farewell To Sanity, Rough Magic) as her oldest daughter, a struggling single mother, Meredith Rich (The Father of Songs) as the middle daughter who was behind to take care of her aging parents, and Kristi Barron (Dead Guy, Naked Theater) as the youngest daughter Rachel, a free spirit who spends most of her time partying. Rounding out the cast are Milee Bang (Killing Time) as Anna Hung, a lawyer determined to see their fathers last wishes met, Olivia Luna (The Zeal of the Zealot, Naked Theater), Rachel’s best friend, and Santi Rodrigues (Origins, Murder Is My Business – Cannes Film Festival) playing the departed father Dale. Click here to find out more about the show or to order tickets.
As Part Of The Planet Connections Festivity
I'm happy to announce that my new play, Farewell to Sanity and Other Irrational Constructs (Or I’m Not Crazy, But My Shrink Thinks I Am), is not open as part of the Planet Connections Festivity. We will play for six shows at the Gene Frankel Theatre in New York City.The show is produced by Original Binding Productions and features an incredible cast and crew.
Featuring: Rick Apicella - Hannah Dubner* - Tom Edmond Evans* - Matt Golden* - Victoria Grazioli - Maryellen Molfetta -
R Alex Murray - Claire Nasuti - Larry Phillips - Sharon Pinney - David Stallings - Matthew Dean Wood
(*These Actors are appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.)
Saturday June 1st at 5:30 PM
Wednesday June 5th at 5:30 PM
Saturday June 8th at 8 PM
Tuesday June 11th at 4:00 PM
Sunday June 16th at 2:30 PM
Friday June 21st at 8 PM
2013 Season To Include Four New Productions
As Artistic Director of Original Binding Productions, I'm happy to announce our 2013 Season which will feature four new shows. We kick off our season in April with White Picket Fences by Tariq Hamami. This bold new play follows the story of a married couple in New Jersey whose life is turned upside down by the arrival of a very pregnant ex-girlfriend. In June, we launch my new show Farewell to Sanity and Other Irrational Constructs. This dramatic comedy will be featured as part of the Planet Connections Festivity. It's a dark dramatic comedy centered on Dr. Paul Henley’s psychiatric practice and his own struggle with sanity. In August, we return for a second installment of our one-act play event: Naked Theater 2: The Ladies. Same rules as last year (a stripped-down stage and scenes that reveal the actors' naked emotions - not their naked bodies), only this time around all the plays are written by female playwrights. Then in October, we close out the season with Variations on a Cat Call by Jordan Swisher, a powerful exploration of modern gender politics. It's going to be a great season! Hope you join us.
As Part Of The Planet Connections Festivity
I'm happy to announce that my new play, Farewell to Sanity and Other Irrational Constructs (Or I’m Not Crazy, But My Shrink Thinks I Am), will appear this June as part of the Planet Connections Festivity. We will play for six shows at the Gene Frankel Theatre in New York City. I will share the performance dates as soon as I know them.
Farewell to Sanity and Other Irrational Constructs (Or I’m Not Crazy, But My Shrink Thinks I Am), is a dark dramatic comedy centered on Dr. Paul Henley’s psychiatric practice. Among his more noteworthy patients are Levi Jakobson, a compulsive and generally unhinged man who recently became a Tibetan Buddhist; Leslie Jade, a mute high school girl who only communicates via an iPad; Alan Taymor, a middle-aged, out-of-shape man who is secretly trying to become a real-life superhero; and Laurence Williams, a foul-mouthed clown who was referred to Henley by the court system. Throughout the course of the play, the burnt-out Dr. Henley manages to offend most of his patients, his overly supportive secretary, and his on-leave-from-the-Navy girlfriend. But it's not until Henley is confronted by the ghost of Tom Haskins, a whaling ship captain from the 1800s who claims Henley is his reincarnated spirit, that he starts to question his sanity. Tasked by Haskins to set the cosmic scales right for the mistakes he made in August of 1863, Henley embarks on an insane adventure that could cost him his license to practice, his sanity, and his life.
Watch the teaser trailer below:
At 2013 NewBorn Festival
On Saturday, Febuary 2, 2013, Forgotten Kingdoms won the Audience Favorite Award at the 2013 National NewBorn Festival. I was honored to direct this wonderful piece. Congratulations to Randy Baker for writing a great play, and thank you to the amazing cast: Louise Flory, Tom Evans, Imran W. Sheikh, Anil Chandiramani, Frankie Seratch, and Stage Manager London Griffith. You guys rock!
Reimagining Oedipus to appear in anthology
I just received word that my new one act play, Reimagining Oedipus, is going to be published in the Freshwater Goes to High School Anthology. The one act tackles the classic Greek myth but throws in an a new twist. The Freshwater Goes To High Anthology will feature Reimagining Oedipus and three other one act plays designed to be performed by high school drama clubs. Stay tuned for more details as they become available.